ARITF ‘Essentials’ curriculum made available in Indianapolis

The Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force has launched the curriculum it hopes churches will use to train volunteers in preventing sexual abuse and responding to those who have experienced it. ARITF members Jon Nelson, lead pastor of Soma Community Church in Jefferson City, Mo., and Kris Buckman, youth and kids missionary at the Baptist Convention […]

SBC presidential candidates share positions in online discussion

The four men who have announced their willingness to be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president in June addressed issues such as sexual abuse reforms in the SBC, a constitutional amendment calling for only males to serve as pastors of any kind, what is “friendly cooperation” in the SBC and transparency among entities. Tom Ascol, […]

N.C. pastor to be nominated for SBC president in Indianapolis

North Carolina pastor Bruce Frank will be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president at the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting. Frank will be nominated by Tennessee pastor John Mark Harrison. “I have known Bruce personally for many years. When I led student ministry at Biltmore Church, Bruce became the pastor, and our plateaued church began to […]

Legacy of Crossover’s evangelism efforts set to continue in New Orleans

Preston Nix, professor of evangelism at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, attended the first Crossover evangelism event in Las Vegas in 1989, and he’s been a part of Crossover more often than not throughout its history. This June 2023, the event will be taking place in his backyard as the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting […]

Convention president, Litton, presents theme for SBC 2022

At a gathering of approximately 300 California pastors and church leaders with Southern Baptist Convention leaders at the Anaheim Convention Center in mid-August, SBC President Ed Litton presented the theme for the 2022 SBC annual meeting: “Jesus: The Center of It All.” The unity that so many look for can only be found in Christ, Litton […]